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  • Sunday February 10, 2019 - Monday March 25, 2019
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    Maurice Sendak Memorial Exhibition

    50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons

    The Ben May Main Library is hosting the Maurice Sendak Memorial Exhibition, a retrospective of original works sure to delight both children and adults alike. The author and illustrator of more than 50 children’s books, Sendak is best known for the 1963 children’s classic, Where the Wild Things Are.

    Where the Wild Things Are has been adapted into an animated short, a feature length film, and an opera. This classic tale has sold over 19 million copies and translated into many, different languages. It is frequently voted the number one picture book by several publications, including School Library Journal, and was also awarded the 1964 Caldecott Medal Award.

    The Exhibit is comprised of 50 original works by Sendak from his earliest pencil drawings done while in high school to a bronze sculpture, presented to the author as a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Illustrators.

    In addition to housing the Exhibit, the Library is offering special programming in relation to the Exhibit for both children and adults. An illustrator workshop, themed story times, crafts, movies, and a custom built children’s area featuring Max’s boat from Where the Wild Things Are are on tap during the Exhibit’s display.

    For more information, please call 251-494-2298 or visit our website at www.mobilepubliclibrary.org.

    For more information on the Exhibit go to sendakexhibition.com/about/.

    A special thanks to the Friends of the Mobile Public Library for their generous sponsorship of the Maurice Sendak Memorial Exhibition.

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Saturday February 23, 2019 - Thursday June 6, 2019
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    The Bicentennial Art Exhibit

    Celebrate Our Local Artists

    The Semmes Regional Library is hosting a local, Bicentennial Art Show. The Exhibit features a wide array of art mediums, including painting, sculpture, photography and needle art.

    Join us for an Opening Reception on Saturday, February 23 from 2 - 4 p.m.

    For more information, please call 251-494-4870.

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Regional Library
    Saturday April 13, 2019
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    Game of Thrones Trivia
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Contest & Prize

    When you play the Game of Thrones (Trivia), you win or you die go home without a trophy.

    Come join House MPL for a fun round of trivia centering around the hit HBO program, Game of Thrones. Enter the Trivia contest for a chance to win a unique Iron Throne Trophy or just watch and enter to win the Hodor Door Prize. 

    Registration for Trivia contest is recommended, please call 340-1478. 

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Monday April 15, 2019
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    Homeschoolers Meetup
    2:00 PM

    Share Ideas

    Join other Homeschoolers at the Library to make new friends and have some fun!

    Activities for children and teens will be provided.

    For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-8571 or email westyou@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Monday May 20, 2019
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    Homeschoolers Meetup
    2:00 PM

    Share Ideas

    Join other Homeschoolers at the Library to make new friends and have some fun!

    Activities for children and teens will be provided.

    For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-8571 or email westyou@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: West Regional Library

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